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Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon , discusses tennis elbow symptoms and treatment

There are numerous treatment options for tennis elbow. The problem is not many of them work well, and we really don’t have a solid treatment that can reliably get rid of the problem in an expeditious way.

Quiz: Do You Understand Back Pain?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Lumbar back pain is the most common type of back pain.

Explanation:
Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.
2

Back pain isn't caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder or kidneys.

Explanation:
Back pain can come from muscles, bones, joints or nerves. It can also be caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder, aorta, kidneys or pancreas.
3

Scoliosis is a back condition but it doesn't cause back pain.

Explanation:
Back pain causes include injury or activity, arthritis, back strain, sciatica, poor posture, aging and scoliosis.
4

Back pain symptoms include pain that radiates down your leg.

Explanation:
Back pain symptoms include shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates down the leg, muscle aches, pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand, and pain that improves when you recline.
5

Most patients with back pain will require surgery.

Explanation:
In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. Some patients benefit from spinal traction, a physiotherapy technique that applies a longitudinal stretch to the reachable joints and soft tissues that is commonly used on the cervical, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. Surgery is not usually recommended.
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Dr. Grant Lum, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, Sports Medicine Physician , discusses lumbar pain and injuries, diagnosis and common treatment options.

There are lots of different types of lower back pain. In particular, in sports one of the most common ones we see is called lumbar facet syndrome.

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Dr. Jordan Leith, MD, MHSc, FRCSC , discusses What is a Meniscus Tear Knee Injury

Meniscus injury is an injury to the meniscus cartilage of the knee. Some people refer to it just as cartilage. But the meniscus are two C-shaped cushions within the knee that help shock absorb the joint cartilage of the knee.

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